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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera

Creator:
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Mayer, Constant, 1829-1911  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1807-1946
Summary:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.

Found are letters from artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Frederick S. Church, Henry Inman, Constant Mayer, Jervis McEntee, Henry Mosler, Frederick Law Olmstead, Rembrandt Peale, Albert Rosenthal, and many others. Printed materials include catalog inventories of public and private art collections. There are also brochure booklets on New England historical houses and towns. Photographs are duplicate copies of early American artwork from Duveen's personal reference files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Letters, 1808-1910 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Printed material, circa 1909-1946 (4 folders; Box 1, OV 2)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1808-1910 (3 folders; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic, collector, and dealer Albert Duveen (1892-1965) lived and worked in New York City, New York. He is known for his expertise in early American art and was a cousin to Joseph Duveen, president of Duveen Brothers art dealers.
Related Materials:
The Archives holds a microfilm copy of the Albert Duveen art reference files and a lecture, "An Art Dealer is Intrigued by American Folk Art," delivered by Albert Duveen, March 4, 1961.
Provenance:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera was purchased from Duveen by the Archives of American Art in February 1956.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.duvealbe
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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-duvealbe
Online Media:

Mayer, Constant, 1829-1911

Collection Creator:
Library of Congress  Search this
Extent:
4 Items
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers may use prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Collection Citation:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works / Series 1: Photomechanical prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-loc-ref1189

Evangeline [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1881
Topic:
Literature--Longfellow--Evangeline  Search this
Literature--Character--Evangeline  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001440
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Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139290

Her First Grief [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Photographic firm:
Nichols and Handy, N.Y.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1885
Topic:
Figure female--Child--Knee length  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Grief  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001441
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Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139291

Le chant de la foret [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Photographic firm:
Braun, Clement & Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1911
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Figure female--Child  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001442
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Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139292

The Wandering Minstrel [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Photographic firm:
Nichols and Handy, N.Y.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1885
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Mandolin  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001443
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139293

James Henry Cafferty, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Subject:
Cafferty, James H  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chapman, Helen
Holcomb, Estelle
Date:
1863
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9C290047
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_384176

Dunce Hat, (painting)

Title:
School Days, (painting)
Village School in France, (painting)
Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1871
Topic:
Occupation--Education  Search this
Cityscape--France  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 93970001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_242049

Mrs. Jonas Phillips Levy (Frances Allen Mitchell) (1823-93), (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Subject:
Levy, Jonas Phillips, Mrs. (Frances Allen Mitchell)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Jewish Historical Society 2 Thornton Road Waltham Massachusetts 02154
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 23230005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_271603

The Young Connoisseur, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet New York New York
Topic:
Figure--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63007491
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_288148

Little Flower Girl, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet New York New York
Date:
1865
Topic:
Figure female--Child  Search this
Occupation--Vendor--Florist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63008277
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_288928

Gen. Winfield Scott, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York New York New York
Date:
1865
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61580200
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_103563

Young Entrepreneur, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1865
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Occupation--Vendor  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62160677
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_104794

Beggar Girl, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Lagakos-Turak Gallery Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
1863
Topic:
Figure female--Child  Search this
Occupation--Beggar  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63490026
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_125799

Constant Mayer (a Self-Portrait), (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Subject:
Mayer, Constant  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Topic:
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270540
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_44188

Recognition, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Seneca Falls Historical Society 55 Cayuga Street Seneca Falls New York 13148
Date:
1868
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Landscape  Search this
State of Being--Illness--Wound  Search this
Control number:
IAP 37880022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_49331

William S. Diller, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Subject:
Diller, William S  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1300 Locust Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107
Date:
1881
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 46000092
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_55879

Lt. General Ulysses Simpson Grant, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Forces, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Subject:
Grant, Ulysses S  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chrysler Museum of Art 245 West Olney Road (at Mowbray Arch) Norfolk Virginia 23510-1587 Accession Number: 71.896
Date:
1866
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAP 55450097
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_64757

Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, 1866, (painting)

Painter:
Mayer, Constant 1829-1911  Search this
Subject:
Grant, Ulysses S  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schweitzer Gallery 958 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021
Date:
1866
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61080012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_79156

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